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Dota 2 Now Lets You Bet In-Game Currency On Pro Tournaments Dota 2 Now Lets You Bet In-Game Currency On Pro Tournaments

This week Valve rolled out a new smartphone companion app for Dota 2 that makes it easier for fans to keep track of big tournaments, follow the progress of their favorite teams, and get access to in-game stats in real-time. But that’s not all: the app also lets players gamble.

Anthem, One Month Later Anthem, One Month Later

It’s been one month since Anthem released, though it feels like a lot longer. So much has happened: a lot of it bad, but also some of it good. Despite all of the game’s issues, it has a small but solid foundation for BioWare to build on. There are also a lot of frustrating things still in the game, many of which, such…

Will Google's Stadia Make Consoles Obsolete?

Google’s upcoming video game-streaming service Stadia aims to eliminate the middleman by letting you play games in 4K and 60 frames-per-second on almost any device as long as you have a decent internet connection. While this sounds pretty incredible on paper, it leaves us with a ton of questions.

Sony is launching a new PlayStation video series called State of Play, the first episode of which is set to air March 25 at 5:00 p.m. on Twitch and YouTube. There will be trailers, gameplay footage, and new game announcements, making it sound an awful lot like a Nintendo Direct.

Seemingly Unbreakable Getting Over It World Record Turns Out To Be A Fake Seemingly Unbreakable Getting Over It World Record Turns Out To Be A Fake

In Getting Over It with Bennett Foddy, a man in a pot tries to climb a mountain with a sledgehammer. A Chinese speedrunner named Ccfst recently seemed to help that man climb the mountain faster than anyone before him, setting a new world record that struck some as impossible. The skeptics were right. Over the weekend,…

Nintendo Reveals The 10 Current Best-Selling Indie Games On Switch Nintendo Reveals The 10 Current Best-Selling Indie Games On Switch

Indie games make up a crucial and vibrant part of the Switch’s great library of games, as evidenced by yesterday’s Nindies showcase. At the Game Developers Conference event today, Nintendo shared which indie games have sold best on Switch up until now. While many of them are familiar faces, like Stardew Valley, a few…

The super-twitchy, theory-crafting rich roguelike Wizard of Legend got a massive free update on every platform today. There’s a new Sky Palace stage, a new Council of Magic wizard, a bunch of new enemies, relics, and arcana, and an endless mode. The full patch notes are available here.

Every Big Game Coming Out In Spring 2019 Every Big Game Coming Out In Spring 2019

Today, just for an instant, the Earth’s equator will line up perfectly with the center of the sun marking the first day of spring, at which point we will be collectively thrust into another season chuck full of game releases.

What We Know And Don’t Know About Google’s New Gaming Platform Stadia What We Know And Don’t Know About Google’s New Gaming Platform Stadia

Google shared a lot of information about it’s new video game streaming platform at yesterday’s GDC presentation, and we’ve learned even more about the technology through interviews, like the one Kotaku had with Stadia boss Phil Harrison on Splitscreen. But there’s still a lot we don’t know.

Heroes of the Storm is ditching paid loot boxes. Announced in yesterday’s patch notes for the latest update, starting March 25, players will no longer be able to use Gems, the game’s premium currency, to buy loot chests. Instead, they’ll have to either earn them by playing or spending currency earned in-game.

Halo: Reach Will Bring Back Customizable Armor Sets When It Comes To PC Halo: Reach Will Bring Back Customizable Armor Sets When It Comes To PC

Halo community director Brian Jarrard said in an AMA on Reddit today that players’ existing progress from Halo: The Master Chief Collection on Xbox One—including all stats, achievements, Forged maps, and game variants—will carry over to the upcoming PC version. He also said that while nothing is guaranteed, the studio…

“Gaming has always been the backbone of YouTube since it was founded in 2005,” Ryan Wyatt, the head of YouTube gaming, said at the unveiling of Stadia today. Then he flashed a slide of YouTube’s biggest gaming content creators up on the screen. Is it just me or is someone missing?

Castle Crashers Remastered is coming to PS4 and Switch this summer. The remastered version, currently out on Xbox One and Steam, has better graphics and runs at 60fps. In addition to making the game portable, the Switch version will make use of the HD Rumble and single Joy-Con for multiplayer.

SNK 40th Anniversary Collection is out today on PS4. We wrote about how it was a great look back at some of the best retro games SNK’s early days when it came to Switch last fall. It also has some great features like videos of perfect playthroughs of all the games.

Nintendo Tortures Animal Crossing Fans With Tweet About Taxes Nintendo Tortures Animal Crossing Fans With Tweet About Taxes

Yesterday, the Nintendo of America Twitter account posted the above image of Animal Crossing’s Tom Nook and suggested the money-lending raccoon had special news. Then it turned out Nook was just hocking new Nintendo Switches and fans were crestfallen.

Players Debate Whether Red Dead Redemption 2's New Patches Downgraded The Game's Graphics Players Debate Whether Red Dead Redemption 2's New Patches Downgraded The Game's Graphics

Post-launch updates are supposed to make a game better, but some players now believe Red Dead Redemption 2’s graphics have been slightly downgraded following the release of the most recent patch. They have been sharing before and after screenshots to try and prove it.

BadLand Gaming has responded to the accusations that it’s refused to pay Tom Happ, creator of Axiom Verge, the money it owes him as part of a publishing deal, claiming instead that it has always tried to negotiate a repayment plan. Happ and business manager Dan Adelman dispute that characterization. 

StarTropics On Switch Is Missing The Clue You Need To Beat The Game StarTropics On Switch Is Missing The Clue You Need To Beat The Game

Last week, Nintendo added the cult-classic 1990 NES game StarTropics to the Switch Online library. There’s just one problem: it doesn’t contain the secret clue necessary to actually beat the game.

Halo: The Master Chief Collection Won’t Be Part Of Xbox Play Anywhere Halo: The Master Chief Collection Won’t Be Part Of Xbox Play Anywhere

343 Industries studio head Bonnie Ross confirmed yesterday during the Halo Championship Series Invitational at South By Southwest that Halo: The Master Chief Collection will not be part of the Xbox Play Anywhere program which makes Xbox One games cross-buy and cross-play on PC. Those who already own it on console will…

Pathway is an upcoming game that mixes role-playing strategy with archaeological exploration and it looks excellent. It’s kind of like if Indiana Jones was turned into an Advance Wars game, but with some D&D thrown in. The game’s currently slated to come to Steam sometime later this year.

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